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Nuance Releases Latest Version of Dragon

Nuance Releases Latest Version of Dragon for Mac Medical Speech Recognition Software

SYDNEY, Australia, March 8, 2016 – Nuance Communications today announced the availability of Dragon® for Mac Medical for New Zealand, the latest version of Mac-based speech recognition software for clinicians. Updated with a new, more accurate speech recognition engine and designed with a specialised medical vocabulary, Dragon for Mac Medical assists clinical workflows by allowing clinicians to dictate documentation of patient encounters directly into Mac-based electronic health records (EHR), such as MacPractice, or other systems. This enables clinicians to complete documentation faster, and with greater detail and specificity, leaving more time for patient care.

Dragon for Mac Medical features an enhanced speech recognition engine that offers up to 15 percent greater accuracy over the previous version, and supports updated medical vocabularies for more than 90 medical specialties and subspecialties. Dragon for Mac Medical learns a clinician’s unique voice over time and grows even more accurate to assist in capturing important patient details and information. The software also allows clinicians to set up custom words for terminology unique to a location or area of specialty, and create simple dictation commands for multiple lines or formatted lines of text (e.g. “Insert negative ROS.”).

“Documentation is an essential part of the healthcare process, but it often requires a significant time investment from clinicians,” said Peter Mahoney, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Dragon and clinical documentation, Nuance. “The latest version of Dragon for Mac Medical improves dictation capabilities and allows clinicians to capture specific medical terminology quickly and accurately – restoring valuable time that is better spent providing care to patients.”

Additional new features of Dragon for Mac Medical include:

• A redesigned interface with a drop-down menu of essential functions for improved usability
• Improved support for built-in microphones for all MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro, and iMac computers for higher initial accuracy without training
• Improved support for additional countries, including Australia, India, New Zealand and Singapore
• Support for OS X El Capitan (10.11)

Availability
Dragon for Mac Medical is currently available in New Zealand for digital download for NZ$1,499 from the Nuance online store in Australia and NZ$769 for upgrades from Dragon Dictate Medical for Mac v4. Dragon for Mac Medical will also be available in New Zealand through Nuance’s approved medical partners. For more information and to purchase Dragon for Mac Medical, please visit the Dragon for Mac Medical page.

OS X Mavericks (10.9), OS X Yosemite (10.10) or OS X El Capitan (10.11) is required for Dragon for Mac Medical.

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